Sushi Sasabune – Honolulu, Hawaii Restaurant
This elegant sushi restaurant, Sushi Sasabune in Honolulu, is tucked away among nondescript shops along a very busy street, is one of the marvels of the edible world.
Called the Sushi Nazi, chef-owner Seiji Kumagawa, handsome and impenetrable as Toshiro Mifune in “Rashomon,” runs his sushi bar as chef’s choice only. (If you sit at a table, get whatever you want.)
And those in the know willingly surrender to his flow of creations starting with thin slices of Spanish tuna and hamachi in a ponzu sauce, and including his trademark crab-stuffed squid along the way.
A dab of ume here, a piece of shiso there turn basic ingredients into memory-making flavor and texture combinations. And the quality of fish is unparalleled. Never a piece of stringy tendon or off-putting colors as you get to the edge of that piece of hamachi.
The restaurant, along with Nobu, offers the best Tokyo-style sushi experience in town just ask the business bigwigs and rock stars who go there. The only problem is that parade of magical morsels hasn’t changed in years. And predictability is death.
1417 South King St.
Honolulu, Hawaii 96814